• Ryan Stevenson's goal cancelled out by Hearts team-mate
• St Mirren beat Killie at fourth attempt of the season
Aberdeen and Hearts ended their Scottish Premier League campaigns with an entertaining 1-1 draw.
The home side had the better of the game but fell behind to Ryan Stevenson's header, before Jamie Hamill's own-goal ensured a share of the points. The visitors's goalkeeper, Jamie MacDonald, put in a fine shift with a series of quality saves, to earn his side a point.
The Dons had announced that the futures of nine first-team players would lie away from Pittodrie after the summer, but that was tempered with the news that top-scorer Niall McGinn had extended his contract until 2016 as manager Derek McInnes looks to make the former Celtic man the focal point of a re-shaped side. With their Lithuanian parent company, UBIG, having been declared insolvent, there is still a question mark over the very future of Hearts.
That was put to one side, though, as they looked to end the season on a positive note.
The home side dominated the first half, with good opportunities falling to Niall McGinn after 17 minutes, with his 15-yard shot saved by MacDonald, and when Josh Magennis stretched to turn a Clark Robertson cross goalwards, the keeper showed even better reactions to push the effort over the bar.
Hearts threatened moments into the second half and Jamie Langfield hesitated in coming for a Hamill cross, but the Dons eventually scrambled the ball away from Michael Ngoo.
It continued to be the heroics of MacDonald that kept them level. Shortly before the hour, Cammy Smith connected with Nicky Low's cross from the left, only for the keeper to throw himself across his goal to save.
The game was turned on its head when the visitors took the lead after 62 minutes. David Smith's left-wing corner found the unmarked Stevenson and he headed beyond Langfield.
With 13 minutes remaining, Aberdeen drew level. Jonny Hayes twisted and turned in the penalty area before sending an inviting ball across the goalmouth. Hamill slid in to clear the danger, but succeeded only in turning into his own net.
The former Kilmarnock man tried to make amends with a long-range drive five minutes later, but Langfield got down well to beat away the strike.
As the end of the season drew nearer, so came the sentimental substitutions. Marius Zaliuskas entered the fray in place of Stevenson, with both set to leave Tynecastle in the summer.
Aberdeen's Rae was given a standing ovation as he was replaced by Jamie Masson, and Hearts' striker Ngoo ended his loan spell from Liverpool as he was replaced by John Sutton.
St Mirren beat Kilmarnock 3-1 at Rugby Park. In the Buddies' three previous attempts to overturn Killie this season, the best they had managed was two draws, but they finally overcame Kenny Shiels's side with Paul McGowan's penalty success 15 minutes from time, ahead of a late Conor Newton effort winning the match.
John McGinn had put Danny Lennon's side ahead with his first senior goal after 20 minutes, but Kris Boyd equalised soon after for the hosts.
Killie's unbeaten record against the men from Paisley was ruined, however, with McGowan and Newton's late interventions as the Paisley team ended their SPL season on a high note.